Friday, January 4, 2008

One Missed Call I Won't Miss

So just about every day for the last 3 weeks, I have been bombarded by commercials for one of the lamest-looking movies I have ever seen: One Missed Call. Seriously, does anyone want to see this garbage? Some amalgam of The Ring, The Grudge, and every other J-Horror film of the last 10 years. That's not even to mention it doesn't look even remotely frightening. This is what we've been reduced to? Fear of missing cell-phone calls? Since the movie is being released today, I am praying the promotional campaign will finally stop. That is, until the sequel: Two Missed Calls.


Rich said...

I think a whole series of horror movies based on minor tragedies would be box office gold. Now that articles about missed calls will appear in Fangoria, anything goes:

-My Milk Carton is Empty!
-Your Milk Carton is Empty! (PII)
-Our Milk Cartons are Empty! (PIII)
-Flat Tire. Flatter Soda.
-It's a Hershey Bar with Almonds. Not a Plain Hershey Bar.
-It's Hot Outside

Pat said...

- The Refrigerator is Running a
Little More Loudly Than Usual
-I Broke a Nail
-I Broke a Nail 2: The Crack is
- Time to Change the Sheets

Randy said...

I agree, Rich. The landmark horror film Nosferatu bombed upon release (albeit largely because the Treaty of Versailles banned popcorn in post-war Germany, which kept hungry German filmgoers away in droves).

However, its sequels—completely unworthy successors to the original horror classic—fared far better at the box office. In fact, Nosferatu Joins the Cabaret became Germany's top-grossing film of 1924 and both Nosferatu Goes to Oktoberfest and Nosferatu Rejects Bolshevism rank among the most profitable German movies of the decade.